Youth Services

Halloween Hijinks for Kids

October 25, 2016 | Youth Services

We've got lots of great Halloween activities for kids and teens over the next week. Please join us for the spooky and kooky fun! Movie Showing of “Hocus Pocus” | Oct. 26 (Wed) | 5:00-7:30 pm | North Albany BranchIn this kooky Disney comedy from 1993, three youngsters and an immortal cat tr...

Girls Who Code Comes to APL

September 22, 2016 | Youth Services

Albany Public Library is launching the city’s first Girls Who Code club at the Delaware Branch this month. Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in this free, after-school program where they’ll learn computer programming skills from professionals in the field.Girls Who Code participant...

SummerFest Party for Families is July 9

July 6, 2016 | Library News

Enjoy fun in the sun with Albany Public Library at the seventh annual SummerFest outdoor family party this Saturday, July 9, from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Delaware Branch (331 Delaware Ave.). This free outdoor family-friendly festival features bounce houses, activities, games, close-up magic, a robot da...

Summer Reading Fun at APL

June 30, 2016 | Youth Services

School is out and summer reading is in at Albany Public Library. Now through Aug. 20, APL encourages reading by providing prizes and special activities to keep kids and teens engaged and entertained during those long summer months away from school. Participants register and record their reading in p...

Zoom into Nano at APL

June 7, 2016 | Youth Services

Ever wondered what nano science really is and how it impacts the world around you? Albany Public Library is hosting a series of family science nights this summer designed to help youngsters, and their parents, investigate the world of nano science using hands-on activities.The “Explore Science: Zo...

Raising a Reader Baby Shower April 24

April 18, 2016 | Youth Services

Helping parents raise a generation of readers is the goal of Albany Public Library’s annual baby shower event and new early literacy initiative. The annual Raising a Reader Baby Shower takes place on Sunday, April 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the large auditorium of the Washington Avenue Branch at 161 ...